Rear end Blue Wren

Today I thought I would take the big 600mm for a walk. I drove out to the Kalgan river to walk along the Luke Pen Walk. Much to my surprise my Mum and Dad were out there with their friends Julie and Julian.

I could hear wrens in the scrub and got a couple right by the BBQ area. However I strolled, read struggled, with the 600 and tripod along the walk trail. This little fella presented himself for about 5 seconds. Lucky for me I was shooting in the right direction.

Cheers guys.



~ by David Sobik on October 3, 2010.

24 Responses to “Rear end Blue Wren”

  1. Pitty that lens can’t shoot in 6D – you could track round to the front! One day it will be possible

  2. Beautiful colour and DoF in that one, David. What chirpy little birds they are, it’s always a thrill to catch a shot of one.

  3. Love these guys but I never seem to get a shot of the all blue ones.

  4. They sure can be tricky customers those Blue Wrens, they just won’t sit still for more than a few secs.

    Nice sharp and colourful shot David.

  5. I just rarely see them, that’s the main problem, got plenty of shots of the less colorful ones

  6. Hi David,
    Mate I love this shot reminds me of the old days on the farm in spring when all the Blue Wrens would buzz around the place indeed a great shot mate :).

    • Hi Brett thanks for that! i do love getting out looking for them. I find that if they are around they will come and have a look at you, but fast!

      Cheers mate.

  7. Mate these guys move quick, I have a few shots of these guys in denmark at a organic farm. Bloody cute but with an f/4 lens no chance πŸ˜‰
    Cheers Adrian

    • Hey Adrian how you going. I recon bit like fishing getting these! I shot this one with my 600mm AF-S II at f4 400 ISO at 1/350. I am not far away from getting my D3s, be so good to shoot at 6400 ISO or higher to get some fast shutter speeds for sure.

      Might see you at the Denmark markets soon.


  8. Hey Dave, Going well mate, Just got back from 10 days in Hk and some of the outer islands. Picked up the new Canon 70-200 f/2.8 USM II IS Awesome piece of glass for us canon users πŸ˜‰ Check out my new posts when you have a moment Cheers Adrian

  9. just love the little bird, such beatiful colours

  10. awesome shot!! man it’d be good to have a 600mm. That thing is so big we can’t even find a place to fit it at camerahouse!

  11. Wow! spectacular shot! that is beautiful!!! Right place and right time πŸ™‚

    • Hi Michael thanks for that! These little guys are my favourite bird subject. The females are just a dull brown colour, but the males are always close by.

      Cheers mate.

  12. Another awesome effort David πŸ™‚

  13. nice shootin’ Tex. These little buggers are hard to take photos of but this is a magnificent capture

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